Suzanne Oberman, the advertising layout coordinator at the Palm Beach Daily News, is a HUGE Days of our Lives fan.
She’s been watching since….well, she traces it back to “probably in the womb,” since her 89-year-old grandmother got her mom hooked on Days who, in turn, got Suzanne hooked.
You get the drift.
She’s been watching as far back as she can remember.
So Suzanne is going to give us an assist today and offer her commentary as our guest blogger.
Big Changes In Salem
My, oh my, what can I say?
I must commend the writers of Days of Our Lives for bringing out the bug guns lately.
We finally found out that Colleen thrust herself off a cliff.
Benji was murdered.
Andre was murdered.
And John Black, an invariable character for the past twenty-one years, was suddenly killed in a mysterious hit and run accident.
Now John’s daughter Belle Black (Martha Madison), presumably the most lackluster character in Salem, has begun to deviate from her normally prim and proper self, following the death of her beloved father.
The sexual tension between Belle and Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson) has been building over the past few months, ever since Belle, Shawn (Brandon Beemer), and their daughter Claire returned home (with Philip) from their tryst across the ocean.
In the past few days, Philip finally admitted to Belle that he was still in love with her and wanted her back. After listening to Belle sob and mourn in church over the loss of her dad, Philip bared his soul and fervently kissed her and Belle did not attempt to stop until minutes later.
With Belle in this fragile state, was Philip in the wrong to express his true desires (which were obvious to everyone but Belle)?
After Shawn saw the two of them in the church together (following the kiss) he became suspicious because of the guilty expression on Belle’s face. And rightly so I might add!
Shawn had to leave and then Belle’s car died.
So, of course, Philip took the on the “burden” of driving her home.
They began a pitiful back and forth squabble at Belle and Shawn’s apartment about how he still loves her and needs her…and about how she can’t listen to him anymore and won’t dare to betray Shawn, all while staring longingly into his baby blues.
Those eyes and charming dimples do make it hard to resist.
Nevertheless, she has now, in my eyes, taken over Willow’s role as town tramp!
Philip assented to her unconvincing and half-hearted pleas for him to leave by opening the front door and saying if he were to leave, he’d be out of her life forever.
Dramatic pause.
Cut to commercial.
And thank goodness for Tivo (fast forward)!
She confessed that she couldn’t endure living without him in her life and they embraced and passionately kissed.
We knew the apex of all this tension had to lead somewhere. And now it looks like there’s a side to Belle that has been in hiding for way too long.
But would she be acting like this if her father hadn’t just tragically died?
Or is she a manipulative, lying cheater like her half-sister Sami used to be?
After all, they do share genes!
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what drama the complexities of Salem bring us next.
—Suzanne Oberman

One thought on “Is Belle the new Willow on Days?

  1. Mary
    October 25, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Yeaaa!! Suzanne!! Great work on the blog! Congratulations on your soapbox blog success!!! Michele, we need more of Suzanne’s super blogging skills on the web!!